Learning About Hospitalists

Dr. Samantha Taghva, Internal Medicine Physician with Baptist Health South Florida, describes what a hospitalist is. She says he is someone who has internal medicine training. “He doesn’t follow patients out of the hospital, but he deals with them when they’re acutely sick and in the hospital," she adds. The doctor gives as an example the case of a patient who arrives at ER in a hospital in which he does not have a treating doctor. She explains that a hospitalist is going to take care of any patient, will come into his case and try to help him.

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